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BAMMA 29 main event announced as Brett McDermott takes on Ruben Wolf for vacant Heavyweight title
(mmaplus.co.uk)
Having recently announced the promotions return to Birmingham for BAMMA 29, BAMMA has now announced that the vacant heavyweight title will be up for grabs in an explosive main event between Brett “The Spartan” McDermott and Ruben “The Viking” Wolf. BAMMA 29 takes place on Friday, May 12 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, England. The event will feature not only the heavyweight title fight but also has a middleweight title co-main event as Yannick Bahati and Matt Hallam go head-to-head for the vacant strap.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 1:45PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lewis Long headlines Cage Warriors 83 against Che Mills in Wales
(mmaplus.co.uk)
After reports suggesting Lew Long would be headlining an event in Newport, Cage Warriors have announced that welterweights Che Mills and Long will main event Cage Warriors 83 on May 6. The pair were originally scheduled to fight at Cage Warriors 79 in Newport on October 15, 2016 but the bout was cancelled due to an injury to Long.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 1:43PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
LFA 8: Hamilton VS. Bazzi Main Card Line-Up Revealed
(mmaweekly.com)
Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced earlier this month that LFA will host three consecutive weeks of LFA events in April. The first of the three will be LFA 8, which will serve as the first nationally televised MMA event to take place in the state of South Carolina. It will also be the eighth LFA event to take place after the strategic merger between leading developmental organizations Legacy Fighting Championship (Legacy FC) and Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA). The main event of LFA 8 will feature a heated battle between two of the hottest flyweight prospects in the sport. The surging Legacy FC standout Cee Jay “The Autobot” Hamilton will look to defend his southern stomping grounds against unrelenting upstart Jesse Bazzi. LFA 8 – Hamilton vs. Bazzi takes place Friday, April 7th at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Submitted Mar 19, 2017 8:31PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fight Nights Global signs Rousimar Palhares, Ali Bagautinov
(mmafighting.com)
The upstart Russian-based Fight Nights Global promotion has signed a collection of familiar names recently. According to CEO Kamil Gadzhiev, the organization recently inked Rousimar Palhares (18-8), Ali Bagautinov (15-6), Josh Hill (15-2) and Tyson Nam (14-8-1) to multi-fight contracts.
Submitted Mar 17, 2017 11:32AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF signs champions Blagoy Ivanov, Lance Palmer to new multi-fight contracts
(mmafighting.com)
Just hours before their latest event, World Series of Fighting has secured the services of two of their champions. The promotion has inked both heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov and featherweight champion Lance Palmer to new multi-fight contracts, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Mar 17, 2017 11:31AM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rizin FF adds many UFC veterans to April 16 card
(bloodyelbow.com)
Rizin will stage their next card in April, and it will feature a few familiar names if you’re a UFC fan. One of the best flyweights in the world will make his Rizin debut on April 16th. Kyoji Horiguchi, a former UFC flyweight title challenger, was let go by the promotion and quickly scooped up by the company that operates out of his own country to headline their show against Yuki Motoya. Now, they’ve added a bunch more familiar names to the event. Tatsuya Kawajiri, who lost his Rizin debut on New Year’s Eve to Kron Gracie, will take on fellow UFC vet Anthony Birchak. Birchak, who is coming up a weight class for the bout, went 2-2 in four 135-pound bouts in the UFC and won his last one, but wasn’t re-signed.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 4:19PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Angela Lee to defend title vs. Istela Nunes on May 26
(mixedmartialarts.com)
ONE Championship has just announced the blockbuster main event for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE women’s atomweight world champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 2:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Vitaly Minakova Vs. Antonio Silva On Eurasia Fight Nights
(fight24.pl)
The duel heavy to be held in July. After the last fight Antonio Silva (19-11 1 NC, 3-7 1 NC UFC) did not hide the fact that also the next duel is going to fight on Russian soil. Portal ValeTudo.ru confirmed the information that on July 2 at the gala Eurasia Fight Nights Bigfoot take Vitaly Minakova (19-0). Silva after losing three consecutive fights goodbye to the biggest MMA organization in the world. Antonio Road crossed with the Russians and Brazilian last November zawalczyl in Yekaterinburgu with Ivan Shtyrkovem.
Submitted Mar 14, 2017 1:04PM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mackenzie Dern unable to make contracted weight, LFA fight changed to catchweight
(mmafighting.com)
Mackenzie Dern’s weight issues have cropped up again. For the second straight fight, Dern was unable to make the contracted strawweight weight class. On Thursday, Dern could not get down to the 116-pound division maximum for her Legacy Fighting Alliance 6 fight against Katherine Roy, so the bout was changed to a 120-pound catchweight prior to her stepping on the scale, LFA president Ed Soares told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Submitted Mar 10, 2017 1:30PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ex-UFC fighters Milana Dudieva, Kelly Faszholz sign with Invicta FC
(mmafighting.com)
A pair of UFC veterans are heading to Invicta FC. Kelly Faszholz and Milana Dudieva have both signed deals with Invicta, the promotion announced Monday. Both were recently removed from the UFC roster. Faszholz (3-2) had a Fight of the Night performance in her UFC debut, a loss to Lauren Murphy, in February 2016, but was not brought back after falling to Ketlen Vieira by split decision in October. The 31-year-old California native is still a promising talent in the women’s bantamweight division.
Submitted Mar 7, 2017 12:21PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Bubba Jenkins signs with ACB; debuts vs. Ali Bagov next weekend
(mmasucka.com)
The signings keep on coming for ACB! Today they have announced the acquisition of All-American wrestler Bubba Jenkins. He will fight Ali “Hulk” Bagov next weekend at ACB 54 in Manchester. The fight will likely be contested at lightweight, as Bagov was originally slated to face Alexandre Pimentel at lightweight on the same event.
Submitted Mar 4, 2017 7:54PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 35 set with Nurmagomedov vs. Secor main-card opener and slate of prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is nearly set for next month’s WSOF 35 event, which features a championship tripleheader. The event takes place March 18 at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y., and the main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 11:46AM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nine-time UFC veteran Nikita Krylov signs with Eurasia Fight Nights
(mmajunkie.com)
It looks like Nikita Krylov’s next fight will be featured on UFC Fight Pass – just not in the UFC. Krylov (21-5), currently ranked No. 12 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light heavyweight rankings, has signed a multi-fight agreement with Russia’s Eurasia Fight Nights promotion. The organization announced the deal earlier today during EFN Global 59 in Moscow, which featured former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov scoring a third-round TKO win over D.J. Linderman in the evening’s UFC Fight Pass-broadcast main event.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 5:15PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sheymon Moraes requests his release from WSOF, ‘disrespectful’ Ray Sefo
(mmafighting.com)
Sheymon Moraes hasn’t fought since June 2016, but that’s not his fault. Coming off wins over Luis Palomino and Robbie Peralta, the Brazilian featherweight completed his four-fight deal with World Series of Fighting, and wants to sign with another promotion and move on with his career, but says that WSOF won’t let him go.
Submitted Feb 24, 2017 5:11PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
One of the longest-running MMA promotions is almost finished, but will its history die with it?
(mmajunkie.com)
If you weren’t paying attention you might have missed it, and if you were paying attention but didn’t know any better you might have actually believed it. “A lot of people forget, when it comes to women’s MMA (Bellator President) Scott Coker was the first one. He was the pioneer. He’s the one that started it.”
Submitted Feb 22, 2017 12:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Top flyweight Kyoji Horiguchi signs with Rizin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kyoji Horiguchi didn’t stay long in the open market, as the Japanese star has signed a new deal to return home and compete with Rizin Fighting Federation. Promoter Nobuyuki Sakakibara has announced the news on Monday, saying that the contract with the 26-year-old UFC contender has been finalized.
Submitted Feb 20, 2017 11:20AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Bibiano Fernandes re-signs with ONE Championship
(mmafighting.com)
Bibiano Fernandes is not going anywhere. “The Flash” became a free agent after defending his ONE Championship belt in December, and decided to sign a new deal with the Asian promotion after getting offers from some of the top promotions in the world, Fernandes told MMA Fighting.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 3:30PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cornerman enters cage, stops fight after referee misses guillotine choke
(mmafighting.com)
A cornerman had to invade the cage and stop a fight after a MMA referee missed a submission at Friday’s Super Fight League event in India. Asha Roka and Hannah Kampf entered the bout with 2-0 record, and Roka improved to 3-0 with a slick guillotine finish in just 42 seconds. However, it took a long time before the fight was actually stopped.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 3:27PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sarah Kaufman meets Jessica-Rose Clark in South Korea
(mmafighting.com)
Sarah Kaufman has now an opponent for her first fight since her UFC run. Earlier this month, MMA Fighting reported that the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion would be returning to MMA competition under new South Korean MMA promotion Battlefield Fighting Championship. On Thursday, MMA Fighting learned that Kaufman will be fighting Jessica-Rose Clark in a bantamweight contest.
Submitted Feb 17, 2017 11:41AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Following UFC release, Anthony Birchak targets Rizin and two men in particular
(mmasucka.com)
Despite his release from the UFC being made public only within the last day or so, Anthony Birchak has taken to Twitter to rally hard for a spot on the Rizin Fighting Federation roster. His plans don’t just stop at joining the Japanese MMA promotion because he even has a few names in mind. One of them being a fan-favorite Japanese-born veteran, and the other being a former Bellator champion who made his name overseas.
Submitted Feb 16, 2017 12:46PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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